Archive for March 11th, 2007

Bush in Colombia to discuss insurgency, trade

US President George W. Bush was in war-torn Colombia Sunday, on the third leg of a five-nation Latin American tour meant to build bridges, which has been marked by violent protests.

As Bush arrived in Bogota aboard Air Force One, about 100 protesters in the city center hurled rocks at police, who responded by firing teargas.

A massive security presence was deployed along the route to the presidential palace, where Bush was to hold talks with conservative President Alvaro Uribe.

Bush has said he was conducting “quiet and effective diplomacy” in Latin America, where several leftist leaders opposed to his policies have been elected or re-elected in recent years.

But more street protests were planned in Bogota, following similar demonstrations that marked Bush’s stops in Sao Paulo and Montevideo.


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Bombers kill 29 after Baghdad talks

BAGHDAD (Reuters) – Suicide bombers killed 29 people in Baghdad on Sunday, after a meeting of officials of world powers, Iraq and neighboring states agreed it was vital to all to stop sectarian violence spreading across the region.

A car bomber attacked a truck carrying Shi’ite pilgrims in central Baghdad, killing 19 people and wounding 25, police said.

The pilgrims had been returning from the holy city of Kerbala, south of Baghdad, where millions gathered over the weekend for a major Shi’ite ritual despite attacks by suspected Sunni Arab insurgents that have killed scores.


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Halliburton plans move to Dubai

Halliburton, the oil services company formerly headed by US Vice-President Dick Cheney, is moving its headquarters from Texas to Dubai.

The company said it hoped the move to the United Arab Emirates would help it expand its business in the Middle East.

Halliburton won valuable contracts in Iraq following the US-led invasion of 2003, some of which were awarded without competitive bidding.

The company also has extensive operations in Saudi Arabia.

The oil giant will keep an office in Houston but the posts of chairman, president and chief executive will be based in Dubai.

Chief Executive Dave Lesar, speaking at a conference in Bahrain, confirmed that he would be relocating.


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Coming Soon…

Hello Justice Bloggers! 😉

Coming soon…Some of my friends that you all know on the Blogosphere will be joining me here as authors!

We hope to provide interesting, informative articles and some comedy as well.

Stay tuned… 🙂

We Are The Champions- Queen

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Is Cheney a cyborg from Science Fiction??

John Oliver, Senior Cheney Chaser…Is that being a twister chaser? LOL

Now “Shooter” is a cyborg? OMG! This is so funny! ROFLMAO

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Hastings Should Step Down from House Ethics Committee Pending Probe

Washington, DC – Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW) asked the House Committee on Standards of Official Conduct to investigate whether Rep. Doc Hastings (R-WA) and his former chief of staff, Ed Cassidy, violated House rules by improperly contacting a sitting U.S. Attorney.

The U.S. Attorney in Seattle, Washington, John McKay, testified before the Senate that, in 2004, during a series of vote recounts in which a Democrat was narrowly elected governor of Washington, Rep. Hasting’s then-Chief of Staff Ed Cassidy called, informing him that “the purpose of the call was to inquire on behalf of Congressman Hastings” about the status of the ongoing investigation to inquire about the status of a federal investigation into voter fraud. Mr. McKay was “concerned and dismayed by the call,” believing the conversation might constitute obstruction of justice.


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Rove was asked to fire U.S. attorney

WASHINGTON – Presidential advisor Karl Rove and at least one other member of the White House political team were urged by the New Mexico Republican party chairman to fire the state’s U.S. attorney because of dissatisfaction in part with his failure to indict Democrats in a voter fraud investigation in the battleground election state.

In an interview Saturday with McClatchy Newspapers, Allen Weh, the party chairman, said he complained in 2005 about then-U.S. Attorney David Iglesias to a White House liaison who worked for Rove and asked that he be removed. Weh said he followed up with Rove personally in late 2006 during a visit to the White House.

“Is anything ever going to happen to that guy?” Weh said he asked Rove at a White House holiday event that month.

“He’s gone,” Rove said, according to Weh.

“I probably said something close to ‘Hallelujah,'” said Weh.


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The Failed Attorney General

During the hearing on his nomination as attorney general, Alberto Gonzales said he understood the difference between the job he held — President Bush’s in-house lawyer — and the job he wanted, which was to represent all Americans as their chief law enforcement officer and a key defender of the Constitution. Two years later, it is obvious Mr. Gonzales does not have a clue about the difference.

He has never stopped being consigliere to Mr. Bush’s imperial presidency. If anyone, outside Mr. Bush’s rapidly shrinking circle of enablers, still had doubts about that, the events of last week should have erased them.


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